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2016 Animal Care Internships

It’s pretty impossible not to love animals, and that means whatever you’re majoring in, you’ll enjoy internships in animal care. You can intern in an animal shelter, at a zoo, or with an animal rights organization. And within this range of locales is the huge list of possibilities for your internship with animals: marketing and public relations, animal health, and administration, among others. But you’ll also get to work directly with animals, oftentimes feeding them and assisting with medical care. The roles of an animal care intern may not always be easy, but they’re definitely worth it. It’s an incredibly rewarding experience helping ensure that another life is taken care of and saved. This kind of exposure to the animal care field is essential for anyone considering becoming a veterinarian, a career which, by the way, earns an average salary of nearly $90,000. But even if this isn’t what you’re aiming for, holding an internship in animal care will allow you to explore other types of career options that are out there, some of which you may never have considered before. There are lots of options in this field, making internships with animals the chance to explore all facets the industry. And during your animal care internship you'll have the heartwarming satisfaction that comes with improving another life. What could be better than that?

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  • Animal Husbandry Intern

    Big Cat Rescue | Tampa, FL
    Internship
    Deadline: ASAP Applicants: View Number of Applicants
    Big Cat Rescue is home to about 80+ Big Cats and is accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. We offer two ways to intern, an animal husbandry internship and an Animal Legislation Internship. Internships are a minimum of 3 ...
    • Non-profit
    • Immediate
  • Wildlife Internship (Seasonal, Spring-Fall)

    Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA | Pasadena, CA
    Internship
    Deadline: ASAP Applicants: View Number of Applicants
    Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s Wildlife Department is seeking a number of interns to assist with its program for the spring through fall seasons. This is an unpaid seasonal internship during which interns will receive theoretical instruct...
    • Non-profit
    • Easy Apply
    • Spring
  • Big Cats and Public Education

    Great Cats World Park | Cave Junction, OR
    Internship
    Deadline: ASAP Applicants: View Number of Applicants
    Internship duties include, but are not limited to: Safety protocol – Display an understanding of safety rules in regard to maintaining distance from enclosures, and operation of guillotine style doors and double-lock door system. Identify...
    • Corporate
    • Easy Apply
    • Immediate
  • Attention Equine students

    www.tumblingriver.com | Grant, CO
    Internship
    Deadline: ASAP Applicants: View Number of Applicants
    Welcome to Tumbling River Ranch, one of the finest guest ranches in the Colorado Rockies. We are a second generation, family run Colorado dude ranch. Working and playing in the Colorado Rockies is a great way to spend the summer. As a hos...
    • Paid
    • Corporate
    • Easy Apply
    • Summer
  • Apprentice Caregiver (Senior Intern)

    Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary | Gainesville, FL
    Internship
    Deadline: ASAP Applicants: View Number of Applicants
    This is a one-year advanced internship. Successful completion of a 4-month Jungle Friends entry-level internship is a prerequisite for apprentice applicants. (In the case of applicants who have equivalent experience caring for new world mon...
    • Paid
    • Non-profit
    • Immediate
  • Entry-Level Caregiver Internship

    Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary | Gainesville, FL
    Internship
    Deadline: ASAP Applicants: View Number of Applicants
    The caregiver's work includes general husbandry; cleaning and propping monkey habitats; food preparation, including special diets for monkeys with diabetes and other conditions; feeding the monkeys twice daily; co...
    • Non-profit
    • Easy Apply
    • Immediate
  • Fundraising Event Intern

    Kazoodles Boutique/Pooch Kaboose Dog Rescue | Jenkintown, PA
    Internship
    Deadline: ASAP Applicants:
    Fundraising Event Management Intern The Fundraising Event Management Intern opportunity with Pooch Kaboose Dog Rescue is an amazing opportunity for you to gain hands-on experience by executing successful fundraising events to promote, ma...
    • Non-profit
    • Easy Apply
    • Immediate
  • Animal Programs

    Disney Parks & Resorts | Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Internship
    Deadline: ASAP Applicants: View Number of Applicants
    This Disney Professional Internship provides experience working in a busy veterinary hospital records area. The intern will be working with the Medical Records Team to maintain animal records, ensure data integrity, and provide support for ...
    • Fall
  • Zookeeping Intern - Lepidopterist

    Butterfly Pavilion | Broomfield, CO
    Internship
    Deadline: ASAP Applicants: View Number of Applicants
    The Butterfly Pavilion is currently seeking a creative, highly motivated and energetic individual to assist in animal care, animal handling and visitor education as part of a team of talented and experienced staff and volunteers. The primar...
    • Non-profit
    • Easy Apply
    • Summer
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